Friday, July 21, 2017

Hey Fishy, Fishy

If you’ve spent much time reading my blog, you know we are into game meat and fish. We spend the fall hunting moose, caribou, and bison (yes, really, we have some in Alaska) and summer collecting up delicious fishies. We just wrapped up commercial fishing. You know that “Alaskan Sockeye Salmon” you buy at Costco? Well, that very well could have come from our nets. Of course, there are lots of commercial fishing operations and we are a tiny one. This year we hope to break even. Most years we lose money fishing. We treat it more as a fun family vacation where there is a lot of hard work. I do these wrap-up posts most years and you can read more about the fishing here (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012). This year I seem to have no actual fish pictures. Oops.

This is our little creek that flows behind the cabins. This year, a busy beave dammed up the bottom of our creek so the level was really high.

Usually we can hop over this creek, but not this year. It made for lots of fun though.

Before I left town, I made lots of headbands for beach breezes. It usually isn’t cold but there is an almost-constant breeze. It’s the ultimate easy project. One rectangle and two stitches, no hemming. Let me know if you want me to share the dimensions and the super hard sewing directions.

Our poor dog had a porcupine encountered. Luckily it was only two quills and they weren’t embedded all that deeply. They were scarily close to her eyeball though. We pulled them out with pliers.

My son did a Cook Inlet mud walk to get our dinner for the night, a couple of pinks (DELICIOUS before they are frozen), a chum, and a silver. He’s looking a lot more teenager, isn’t he?

It was warm enough that they could float down another creek on floaties. This creek is much colder than our creek.

This is the night we got back to town. The cat wasn’t even alone much, but she was so, so, so, so, SO happy we were home.

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